52.223-12 Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners.
As prescribed in 23.804(a)(2), insert the following clause:
Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (Jun 2016)
(a) Definitions. As used in this clause–
Global warming potential means how much a given mass of a chemical contributes to global warming over a given time period compared to the same mass of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide’s global warming potential is defined as 1.0.
High global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons means any hydrofluorocarbons in a particular end use for which EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program has identified other acceptable alternatives that have lower global warming potential. The SNAP list of alternatives is found at 40 CFR Part 82 subpart G with supplemental tables of alternatives available at ( http://www.epa.gov/snap/).
Hydrofluorocarbons means compounds that only contain hydrogen, fluorine, and carbon.
(b) The Contractor shall comply with the applicable requirements of Sections608 and 609 of the Clean Air Act ( 42 U.S.C.7671g and 7 671h) as each or both apply to this contract.
(c) Unless otherwise specified in the contract, the Contractor shall reduce the use, release, or emissions of high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons under this contract by–
(1) Transitioning over time to the use of another acceptable alternative in lieu of high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons in a particular end use for which EPA’s SNAP program has identified other acceptable alternatives that have lower global warming potential;
(2) Preventing and repairing refrigerant leaks through service and maintenance during contract performance;
(3) Implementing recovery, recycling, and responsible disposal programs that avoid release or emissions during equipment service and as the equipment reaches the end of its useful life; and
(4) Using reclaimed hydrofluorocarbons, where feasible.
(d) For equipment and appliances that normally each contain 50 or more pounds of hydrofluorocarbons or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons, that will be maintained, serviced, repaired, or disposed under this contract, the Contractor shall–
(1) Track on an annual basis, between October 1 and September 30, the amount in pounds of hydrofluorocarbons or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons added or taken out of equipment or appliances under this contract by–
(i) Type of hydrofluorocarbon (e.g., HFC-134 a, HFC-125, R-410 A, R-404 A, etc.);
(ii) Contract number;
(iii) Equipment/appliance; and
(2) Report that information to the Contracting Officer for FY16 and to www.sam.gov, for FY17 and after–
(i) No later than November 30 of each year during contract performance; and
(ii) At the end of contract performance.
(e) The Contractor shall refer to EPA’s SNAP program to identify alternatives. The SNAP list of alternatives is found at 40 CFR part 82 subpart G with supplemental tables available at http://www.epa.gov/snap/.
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